Associations to the word «Edge»


EDGE, noun. The boundary line of a surface.
EDGE, noun. (geometry) A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.
EDGE, noun. An advantage.
EDGE, noun. (also figuratively) The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument, such as an ax, knife, sword, or scythe; that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.
EDGE, noun. A sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; an extreme verge.
EDGE, noun. Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
EDGE, noun. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.
EDGE, noun. (cricket) A shot where the ball comes off the edge of the bat, often unintentionally.
EDGE, noun. (graph theory) A connected pair of vertices in a graph.
EDGE, noun. In male masturbation, a level of sexual arousal that is maintained just short of reaching the point of inevitability, or climax; see also edging.
EDGE, verb. (transitive) To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
EDGE, verb. (intransitive) To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
EDGE, verb. (usually in the form 'just edge') To win by a small margin.
EDGE, verb. (cricket) (transitive) To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.
EDGE, verb. (transitive) To trim the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.
EDGE, verb. (transitive) To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.
EDGE, verb. To furnish with an edge, as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
EDGE, verb. (figurative) To make sharp or keen; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
EDGE, verb. (intransitive) To delay one's orgasm so as to remain almost at the point of orgasm.
EDGE BANDING, noun. (woodworking) Alternative spelling of edgebanding
EDGE CASE, noun. A problem or situation that occurs only at an extreme (maximum or minimum) operating parameter.
EDGE CASES, noun. Plural of edge case
EDGE COVER, noun. (graph theory) A set of edges which touch all the vertices of a graph.
EDGE COVERING NUMBER, noun. (graph theory) the number of edges in a minimum edge cover of a graph, often denoted as \(\rho = \rho(G)\).
EDGE ISLAND, proper noun. An island of Svalbard.
EDGE OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To win in a contest or a game by a narrow margin of victory.
EDGE PLAY, noun. A kind of swordplay in which backswords or cutlasses are used, and the edge, rather than the point, is employed.
EDGE PLAY, noun. (BDSM) Any sexual activity involving the risk of physical harm, such as bloodplay or asphyxiation.
EDGE PROTECTOR, noun. An angle piece fitted over the edge of boxes, crates, bundles, and other packages to prevent the pressure from metal bands or other types from cutting into the package.
EDGE PROTECTORS, noun. Plural of edge protector
EDGE SET, noun. (mathematics) The set of all the edges of a graph
EDGE SORTING, noun. A gambling technique by which a player determines whether a face-down playing card is likely to be low or high, by observing and exploiting subtle unintentional differences on the backs of some types of card, after arranging for the croupier to cooperate by unwittingly sorting the cards into low and high.
EDGE UP, verb. (intransitive) to increase up to a target bit by bit.
EDGE VENTING, noun. (roofing) The practice of providing regularly spaced or continuously protected openings along a roof edge or perimeter, used as part of a ventilation system to dissipate heat and moisture vapor.

Dictionary definition

EDGE, noun. The boundary of a surface.
EDGE, noun. A line determining the limits of an area.
EDGE, noun. A sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box".
EDGE, noun. The attribute of urgency in tone of voice; "his voice had an edge to it".
EDGE, noun. A slight competitive advantage; "he had an edge on the competition".
EDGE, noun. The outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge".
EDGE, verb. Advance slowly, as if by inches; "He edged towards the car".
EDGE, verb. Provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery".
EDGE, verb. Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland".
EDGE, verb. Provide with an edge; "edge a blade".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle